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RegMed Daily, Pre-Open, 11/3/11, futures traded higher, EU seems to be in control of markets

Good morning! Here’s what you … might need to know to start the day … To understand the gyrations in the RegMed universe’s market!  It might provide food for thought … and portfolio awareness.


Stock-index futures traded higher Thursday, 11/3/11. Futures on the Dow rose 64 points to 11,832. S&P 500 Index futures rose 6.8 points to 1,241, while NASDAQ 100 futures advanced 6.5 points to 2,321.

EU stocks rose, erasing losses as traders monitored political developments. Asian share markets ended lower, amid signs that the EU is struggling to work together.

EconRecon: Data released, today will include weekly jobless claims, Q3 productivity, the I.S.M. non-manufacturing index for September and factory orders for August.